Apprentice Programs


The Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival Apprentice Company is an excellent opportunity for young actors and technicians to train with and gain valuable experience from working with professionals in an established Equity Acting Company.

Acting apprentices are recruited by audition from junior and senior acting students as well as graduate students from colleges, universities, conservatory programs from all over the country. Acting apprentices act in the two mainstage productions, understudy equity roles, teach in the Kingsmen theatre camps, and perform a pre-show greenshow. Acting apprentices may apply and be awarded points in the Equity Membership Candidacy program.

Technical Theatre Apprentices are recruited through a resume/interview process in the areas of costumes, scenic construction, props, painting, and lighting and sound.

The Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival was established in 1997 and has received high regional theatre acclaim from the Los Angeles area theatre critics. Performing on the beautiful grounds of Kingsmen Park on the campus of California Lutheran University, the Festival draws crowds from all over Southern California Last year approximately 8,000 people attended the Festival. Audiences come not only for the exceptional theatre experience but to enjoy a picnic during a pre-show of music, dance, and improvisational comedy.